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Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event ‘similar’ to OKC to ‘reconnect’ with voters
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/exclinton-strategist-obama-event-similar-okc-reconnect-voters/
By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, November 5th, 2010 -- 1:14 pm

Talk about a bad analogy: Appearing on television recently, former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and current public relations executive Mark Penn suggested that President Obama needs a moment "similar" to the tragic terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, in order to "reconnect" with voters.

He didn't even seem to flinch in making the comment.

Penn is currently president and CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a multi-national public relations firm. He also served in 2008 as chief strategist for then-Senator Hillary Clinton's run for the White House. Before that, Penn advised former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in his third run for the UK leadership post, and served clients such as AT&T, Texaco, Ford, Merck, Verizon, BP, McDonald’s and Microsoft.

After the events of Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush experienced the highest approval ratings of his presidency, but the same could not be said of President Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing.

On April 19, 1995 -- the same day as the attack in Oklahoma -- President Clinton was sitting on a 46 percent approval rating, according to polling firm Gallup. Following his speech to the nation regarding the attack, a Time/CNN poll on April 27 found his approval had jumped to 60 percent, but it was back down to 42 percent by the end of May according to Gallup.

"Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?" Penn said, appearing on MSNBC's Hardball on Thursday. "And the president right now seems removed. It wasn't until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar -- a similar kind of ... Yeah."

By comparison, President Obama, freshly chastised by voters in the mid-term elections that flipped control of the US House into Republican hands, is in roughly the same place as President Clinton was after the 1994 mid-terms, although his party still controls the US Senate whereas Clinton's Democrats did not.

With an approval rating stuck at 44 percent according to Gallup, indicators as to how well the president's party is faring actually show a clear contrast between 1994 and 2010. Then, congressional Democrats were saddled with a 47 percent disapproval rating according to Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, whereas today they sit at 37 percent disapproval.

All numbers considered, it seems at the very least cynical and at the very worst maniacal to suggest that a mass casualty event is just the thing Obama needs right now.

Following the Oklahoma City attack, Congress acted to implement most of the president's national security proposals, much as representatives did with the USA Patriot Act following Sept. 11, 2001.

Penn's claim is sure to stir up right-leaning conspiracy mills that insist federal agents helped Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on behalf of the Clinton administration. This is especially likely in the wake of President Clinton's analogy in April, comparing irrational tea party rage to the right-wing militia movement many credit with fostering McVeigh's thought process.

This video was broadcast on MSNBC's Hardball on Nov. 4, 2010, as snipped by Think Progress.
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hah...beat me to it dig..yeah,once again another ex-clintonite brings this "strategy" up...insane.

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Right more false-flags to an already alert public.

These oligarchists are out of options when it comes to fooling the public.

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Wow ! Rilly?

CM: Will words work now?

MP: No...Hes gotta get some result.. but well words will work I think if he finds that right moment....

Can it be any more obvious?
The History Of Political Correctness or: Why have things gotten so crazy?

Common sense is not so common.

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 Suggesting this:President Obama needs a moment "similar" to the tragic terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, in order to "reconnect" with voters.
 I'm not suprised, these freaks have seperated themselves  from any form of humanity as if it were a weakness and concience is a disease.
 

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Mark Penn is worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and public affairs agency, and President of Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), a strategic research firm.  He has served as a senior adviser to corporate leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Bill Ford, and helped to elect over 25 leaders around the world, including serving as senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mark is also author of the best-selling book “Microtrends” and a regular guest on cable television and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Penn has been called “Master of the Message” by Time Magazine; “The king of polls” by The London Times; an “incandescent intellect” by The New York Times; “the modernizer” by PR Week. On his wall are notes saying “you were brilliant” from Tony Blair after his historic third win and “thanks” from Bill Clinton after his impeachment acquittal along with photos of Penn working with CEOs including Bill Gates and Bill Ford, Jr. The Washington Post, in “Politics and Policy by the Numbers” summed up his influence in the White House and the corporate boardroom as a “unique vantage point: adviser to the preeminent innovator of the past decade in the realm of politics, Bill Clinton, and the preeminent innovator in the realm of business and technology, Bill Gates.”   In 2008 he was chief strategist for Hillary Clinton.

The techniques applied to these political and corporate battles were honed from early major corporate experiences with AT&T, Texaco and others. In the “Guru of Small Things” the New York Times explains how he has combined innovative techniques of micro-targeting, issue-based messaging and visual message testing to win major corporate, marketing and political battles.

Today, Mr. Penn serves as strategic consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and CEOs on a wide range of image, branding and corporate reputation issues. His client relationships have included Ford Motor Company, Merck, Verizon, BP, McDonald’s and Microsoft. He has been a key adviser to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer since 1998, helping Microsoft affect a complete corporate turnaround from anti-trust scandal to Most Trusted Company (Wall Street Journal).

Mr. Penn has helped to elect over 25 leaders in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe, including serving as chief adviser to President Bill Clinton in the 1996 presidential election and to Hillary Rodham Clinton through her Senate and presidential races. About his work for her, the Washington Post writes, “Penn also has everything that Clinton would want in a senior consultant: undisputed brilliance and experience.” Previously, he was adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair, helping achieve an unprecedented third term win for Labour in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Penn won the Pollster of the Year awards, given every 4 years, in both 1996 and 2000, the top honor in his profession, from the American Association of Political Consultants. He is also among the top 10 most influential figures in PR today in the PR Week 2007, 2008 and 2009 lists. Mark has written for publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Financial Times, and has appeared frequently on networks including CNN and Fox News.  He is a regular key-note speaker at conferences ranging from the Aspen Ideas Festival to The Consumer Electronics Show. His best-selling book “Microtrends” came out in 2007 and is now available in paperback.  He also writes a weekly “Microtrends” column for the Wall Street Journal.

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Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event ‘similar’ to OKC to ‘reconnect’ with voters
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/exclinton-strategist-obama-event-similar-okc-reconnect-voters/
By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, November 5th, 2010 -- 1:14 pm

Wow!  The comments section for this Raw Story article was almost like reading Infowars.  Almost every comment was about false flag terrorism.

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Shouldn't Mark Penn be in an interrogation ("Enhanced Interrogation"?) cell right now answering a few questions?

And, maybe, President Hilary, too (the "Red Queen").

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http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/04/mark-penn-oklahoma-city/

Even the controlled left-wing nutjobs at Think Progress are bringing up PNAC and staged provocations in the comments section.

For being a PR guy, this Penn dude screwed up big time! 

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Shouldn't Mark Penn be in an interrogation ("Enhanced Interrogation"?) cell right now answering a few questions?

And, maybe, President Hilary, too (the "Red Queen").

With all that claim to fame in politics, he definately would be expected to know a couple things. He's been around virtually all the American elites. It also raises the question; how did this lone person become such an across the board go-to guy? What's the real attraction to him among those people? 
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He is a regular key-note speaker at conferences ranging from the Aspen Ideas Festival


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Mark Penn

is worldwide CEO of Burson-Marsteller and president of Penn, Schoen, and Berland. As CEO of Burson-Marsteller, Penn oversees a global network of 130 offices and 2,000 employees that brings world-class public relations to companies across the globe. As president of PSB, Penn focuses on providing research-based communications strategy to political figures, corporations, and crisis situations. Penn has been called “Master of the Message” by TIME. He was an advisor to President Bill Clinton and, in 2008, was chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Penn serves as strategic consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and CEOs on a wide range of image, branding, and corporate reputation issues. Penn is also author of the best-selling book Microtrends (Twelve, 2007), a regular guest on cable television, and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

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With all that claim to fame in politics, he definately would be expected to know a couple things. He's been around virtually all the American elites. It also raises the question; how did this lone person become such an across the board go-to guy? What's the real attraction to him among those people? 
lefty, a couple of old sayings, water seeks its own level, and birds of a feather.
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They are up there in their ivory towers looking down at the worms breeding grounds.
       

Or 'holding grounds'?, the breeding season is finished, sterile sheep for the wicker man op.

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lefty, a couple of old sayings, water seeks its own level, and birds of a feather.
         These skinsacks are sociopathic, they are drawn to one another.
       They are up there in their ivory towers looking down at the worms breeding grounds.
       
       

So then it might be safe to say he has a season pass to the Grove? It really wouldn't surprise me.
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Clintonite: Obama Needs OKC Bombing to “Reconnect with the American People”
http://www.infowars.com/clintonite-obama-needs-okc-bombing-to-reconnect-with-the-american-people/
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November 6, 2010

Former Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn says Obama needs an OKC bombing to regain his popularity.   

“Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?” said Penn on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show on Thursday. “And the president right now seems removed. It wasn’t until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar” defining moment, according to Penn.

Clinton realized a boost in his popularity ratings after the attack. On the day of the attack, April 19, 1995, Clinton had a 46 percent approval rating. A few days later, after delivering a speech on the attack, a Time/CNN poll revealed his approval had jumped to 60 percent. It subsequently slipped to 42 percent the following month.

Penn is the president of the polling firm Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates. He served as pollster to the president for Bill Clinton and became one of the Clinton’s most prominent and influential advisers. Penn has worked on the election campaigns of Tony Blair, Ed Koch, Menachem Begin, and a number of Latin American political candidates. His consulting firm works for large multinational corporations, including Texaco, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Merck & Co., Verizon, BP, and McDonald’s. Penn has served as a key strategic adviser to Bill Gates and Microsoft since the mid-1990s.

In July, another former Clintonite, Robert Shapiro, said the only thing can preserve Obama’s increasingly tenuous grip on power is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11.

“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, writing for the Financial Times. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

“Shapiro is clearly communicating the necessity for a terror attack to be launched in order to give Obama the opportunity to unite the country around his agenda in the name of fighting terrorists, just as President Bush did in the aftermath of 9/11 when his approval ratings shot up from around 50% to well above 80%,” writes Paul Joseph Watson.

No terrorist event occurred prior to the election and establishment Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives and increased their influence in the Senate.

Earlier this year, Obama claimed America can “absorb” a terror attack. “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever… we absorbed it and we are stronger,” Obama told intelligence operative and prized Operation Mockingbird asset Bob Woodward in July.

“Penn’s claim is sure to stir up right-leaning conspiracy mills that insist federal agents helped Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on behalf of the Clinton administration,” writes Stephen C. Webster for Raw Story. “This is especially likely in the wake of President Clinton’s analogy in April, comparing irrational tea party rage to the right-wing militia movement many credit with fostering McVeigh’s thought process.”

In April, Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he was worried that anti-government rhetoric would lead to violence and another Oklahoma City. He said he was concerned about people opposed to the government using the internet.

In 2006, several FBI documents provided dramatic evidence that the Oklahoma City bombing was carried out by a conspiracy involving more people than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.

Since the bombing, a number of witnesses have come forward to refute the official version, including Jane Graham, a ninth floor survivor. Several witnesses connected to the OK City bombing have mysteriously died, including Oklahoma City police officers Terrance Yeakey, Gordon Martin and Ken Griffin, a number of Oklahoma City firefighters, Dr. H. Don Chumley, GSA employee Mike Loudenslager and others.
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